Peace Building

DDMBA is deeply committed to peacebuilding including interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Since participating in the Millennium World Peace Summit held at New York United Nations headquarters in 2000, Master Sheng Yen has appealed to global leaders “… if any sacred texts or ancient teachings of any peoples proposes tenets that go against the principle of peaceful coexistence for all humanity, then these texts must be reinterpreted…” Only in this way would we cultivate a society that respects multiculturalism and live in harmony with each other.

Interfaith Dialogues

Middle East-Asian Dialogue, Beirut, Lebanon, November 11-15, 2006

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, Louisville, Kentucky, Apirl 13-18, 2002

Contemplative AllianceThe Role of Contemplative Practice in Transforming Society, Monterey, California, October 11 ~ 15, 2010

GPIW Contemplative Alliance -- Gathering the Spiritual Voice of America,  Aspen Institute, CO, 6-9 November 2008


Global Conference on Achieving Global Ethics through Education, Dag Hammerskjold Auditorium, United Nations, February 12, 2004

Global Conference on the Use of Religion to Incite Violence in Dag Hammerskjold Auditorium, United Nations, May 21, 2003

National Women’s Prayer Breakfast for Peace, Washington D.C., January 29, 2003

Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders, Geneva, Switzerland, October 6, 2002

World Economic Forum, Waldorf Astoria, New York, February 1, 2002

Keynote Speech at the World Peace Summit, United Nations, NY, August 29, 2000